Operation Finale — the story of the capture of notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann by Israeli intelligence agents — premieres on August 29. The film focuses on the team of Mossad agents that traveled…to Argentina to capture Eichmann, and bring him to Israel to stand trial for the crimes he committed against the Jewish people. As you might expect, the film is dominated by male characters. Still, there's one woman on the team, played by actress Mélanie Laurent, a French Jewish woman IRL. In Operation Finale, Laurent plays… >> Read More
If there was ever a love story to make you cry and smile at the same time, it's the story of John Jacob Rothschild and his wife, Renee Rothschild. The Holocaust survivors, who were married for 75…years, recently passed away within weeks of each other. Talk about kindred spirits. Last week, John died at age 98 of a stroke at his home in Louisville. Renee died of a stroke seven weeks earlier. Their love ran so deep that John famously snuck into a Nazi internment camp in France to find Renee, then his fiancee. This… >> Read More
This adorable pug, Buddha, knows how to do a Nazi salute. (Yes, you read that correctly).
And now, the man responsible for teaching him, has been found guilty of a hate crime.
Scotland's Mark…Meechan, 30, taught his girlfriend's pug to raise his paw in response to statements like "gas the Jews" and "Heil Hitler." Meechan posted videos of the dog performing the trick on his YouTube channel, Count Dankula. (Yes, you also read that correctly.) The original video, posted in September 2016, drew more than 3 million views before it… >> Read More
What do Barack Obama, Mahatma Gandhi, and Adolf Hitler have in common? Well, according to a kids' book, they are all great leaders.
The book, Great Leaders, was published by the Pegasus imprint…of India’s B. Jain Publishing Group in 2016. The product description on the publisher’s website said the book highlights 11 leaders “who will inspire you.” Wait, what? The Nazi leader appears on the on the 48-page book's cover, alongside Obama, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. The book drew the ire of the… >> Read More
When suburban Chicago mom Kelly Masterson looked over her eighth-grade son’s homework recently, she was, in her words, “flabbergasted” to see an assignment labeled “Hitler cartoon.”…Complying with his teacher’s instructions, her son Michael had turned in a comic strip describing Hitler’s rise to power, replete with swastikas and Nazi imagery. “I asked him, ‘Did you ask the teacher if you could use these images?’” she wrote in a Facebook post that quickly created controversy. “He said yes…” Still, she was… >> Read More